Now that I've moved into the forest, I see and hear different things. One of the gifts from this move is seeing the Eastern Bluebird. Our driveway meanders through an open field before it enters a tree covered area where the house is, that's where I've seen a very large family of them. It is not a common bird that I remember seeing growing up, that doesn't mean that they weren't there, I just didn't notice them. They have beautiful blue feathers and a reddish colored chest and are slightly larger than a sparrow. Imagine my thrill as I walked down the driveway and saw them flitting all around me. In this day where there is so much tragedy and turmoil, it's nice when God opens your eyes to the gifts that only He can give. It's not something that I can hold, so no one can take it from me. That memory is now buried in my soul for me to refer back to when I need a lighthearted moment. God has given us many beautiful things to behold, take notice, it's a refreshing break.
"You are the LORD, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you. Nehemiah 9:6